Thursday, December 31, 2009

Resolution

I'll be honest:  I am not likely to finish the book I resolved to write.  At least not anytime soon.  However, after watching Marcelo Vignali's inspiring interview, I decided that I shouldn't wait for that opportune time to share what I'm learning.  So I'm going to revive an old feature of this blog and post the discoveries I make as I evolve as an artist.

I still plan to write a book once I've got some of the gaps filled in my own knowledge, but hopefully this will do until then.

My other resolution is to start working on more personal art, specifically art that I can use to illustrate points in the book.  This image is part of a series of birds I'll use in the character design section of the book.

Thanks everyone for reading and Happy New Year!

23 comments:

  1. Huzzah, I'm so glad! The bird is awesome.

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  2. Sam, your work is some of my favorite to look at . . . love your stuff man! I look forward to seeing more of your work this next year!

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  3. hey i think your stuff is great. i am an aspiring artist and i was wondering where you went to school to learn digital painting.
    Thanks! feel free to check out my work

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  4. Nice bird... he seems friendly, but his beak looks like it would hurt. Great stuff...I have enjoyed looking at your art this past year. Looking forward to more good stuff. I like your painted look.

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  5. A beautiful little design.

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  6. Oh that IS exciting. My resolutions are much less interesting to the world at large.

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  7. your illustrations are fantastic, I think you have a
    great sense of color when I do. un saludo
    from Spain

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  8. dude, is that based off a kookaburra? cause I was thinking if ever there was a bird to be characterized that would be it. really great stuff.

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  9. Absolutely ingenious characterization of a kookaburra. Brilliant! And Happy New Year!

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  10. love it! Happy New Year!

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  11. go for it man! :D I learn so much from just looking at your work alone, so I really look forward to these posts! :)

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  12. happy new year! good luck with your goals - you're amazing. i love this bird! his eyes are great. the BG is also very cool - i really like how you did that. cheers!

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  13. Cool character Sam , and i hope you get good luck with that book!!.
    .I wish i little video tutorial like the Vignali one!!

    And thanks for your advices !

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  14. disappointing to hear, but understandable. As long as you keep posting work I'll be OK.

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  15. Sorry to hear that. But I think the wait will worth. In the meanwhile some of us wi'll keep coming to see if we can learn anything from just whatching your art. Cheers!

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  16. So, umm. Why didn't I know about this? And you? I thought you were pretty much just Mar's boy. But look. Hmmmm. Even more.

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  17. So, umm. Why didn't I know about this? And you? I thought you were pretty much just Mar's boy. But look. Hmmmm. Even more.

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  18. OMG this is a great thing to start- it would be like a dream coming true to get an application with your work on it? wohooooo :D
    and teh bird rocks!! so cool :D

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  19. this resolution is different, can be used in different animations, but I like to make a animation about a fairy tale, I don't know something like Good Night Moon.

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